“With IM Pei’s death, the last of the modern monument makers has passed”

With the passing of great modern architects like IM Pei and Kevin Roche, monumental architecture is becoming less relevant for today’s society, says Aaron Betsky. I heard a story a few years ago about the late IM Pei. Architect Sandi Pei, an old family friend, told me his father made a pilgrimage to Taliesin West, […]

IM Pei’s Mesa Lab in Colorado captured in new photographs

This photoset by Australian photographer Tom Ross captures a geometric, concrete research laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, which was designed by architect IM Pei who passed away this week. Ross, a long-time fan of the late Pritzker Prize-winning architect, ventured to the city’s rural Table Mesa neighbourhood to capture Mesa Lab earlier this year. “Whenever I travel […]

This week, the world reflected on the legacy of IM Pei

This week on Dezeen, the world paid tribute to the “incredible life” of Chinese-American architect IM Pei, who passed away on Thursday aged 102. Referred to by Li Xioadong as “a true master”, Pritzker Prize-winning Pei was known for his bold modernist style, and illustrious portfolio of museums, libraries and civic centres. Among his most […]

IM Pei dies aged 102

Pritzker Prize-winning architect IM Pei has passed away aged 102. The Chinese-American architect’s death on 16 May was confirmed by his firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. His son, Li Chung Pei, told The New York Times that his father passed away overnight. Pei is known for a bold modernist style that experimented with strict […]

Architects pays tribute to “true master” IM Pei

Architects and critics have joined in an outpouring of praise for the work of Chinese-American architect IM Pei, who has died at the age of 102. Norman Foster and Daniel Libeskind are among those that have paid their respects. “RIP a legend,” Libeskind wrote on Instagram. “At dinner with him in Berlin years ago, we shared […]

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